Category «Author Inspiration»

Fire Up Your Writing for Fall

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As we move into a new season, whether in the northern or southern hemisphere, it’s time to rekindle, rejuvenate and regenerate our creative writing fire. We want to make an impact with our writing. We want to move and inspire our readers. Yet our own passionate and inspirational writing juices may not be flowing. How …

Set Your Summer Up for Writing Success

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Summer is here! Yes, it’s mid-year and a good time to review, reassess, re evaluate and refurbish your business to be more productive and create a smoother work flow for the remainder of the year. Here are three areas to consider: Office Environment – Do you love your work space? Do you feel good when …

Kirkus Review Indie Winner in the Family!

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Husband and wife author team, Philip R. Belzunce and Lalei E. Gutierrez have been part of the Business Building Books family for quite some time now, since they participated in the best-selling Overcomers, Inc anthology project. Phil and Lalei’s new book, Eight Pathways of Healing Love, which they self published, was just named one of …

Author Tip from Ecuador

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My favorite Ecuadorian tradition is the New Year’s Eve Celebration. Families and businesses create dummies called monigotes to represent all the things they want to leave behind from the previous year- regrets, bad relationships, problems, guilt, or anything negative.  These monigotes are made of old clothes or paper mache.  Some look like politicians, animals, super …

The Bookstore is Not Dead

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Last week while I was in Portland, I had the opportunity to visit Powell’s Books, the biggest bookstore in America. It was heavenly….an entire city block filled with books.  I jokingly referred to it as an orgy for book lovers. Powell’s features books of all genres from novels to cookbooks to poetry to self-help.  There …

Dennis Rodman, Author?

Just read a somewhat disturbing report that, according to the New York Post, Dennis Rodman is writing a book with North Koren President Kim Jong-Un. Actually I have nothing against Dennis Rodman.  I used to enjoy watching him play basketball in the 1980’s and liked his non-conformist attitude.  He might have a fabulous story. Here’s …

Great Music to Write With

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When I am writing, I love to have music in the background.  It helps me feel more calm, centered, and creative. However, it has to be a certain type of music.  When I’m writing, song lyrics distract me.  It seems like the words in the music stop me from hearing the words making their way …